But let's put things in perspective. Having a mommy-tantrum (momtrum) and hollering "I AM DONE! Mommy is taking a time-out!" And then locking yourself in your room with a glass of wine for 20 minutes while kids play Wii is comparatively small potatoes. Because in the past three days, we've heard of three moms who have made some questionable choices when they lost their tempers...
We all understand that you're not supposed to block the lane at the Kiss n Ride.
I teach high school and I totally hate teenagers. Including yours. Wait. What are you mad about?
A high school teacher named Natalie Monroe in Bucks County, PA was just busted for writing a blog where she occasionally ranted about her students. She seems pretty cool to us. She's a public school teacher. Plus she's really pregnant. Plus, a lot of teenagers really are truly horrifying. And we think it goes without saying that if anyone on earth could understand how some bloggy ranting could bring down your blood pressure and improve your mental health, it's us. So we were all - why did they suspend her from her job?
Here are some snippets of things she wrote about her students, taken from an article on AOLnews.com:
Among the 39 barbs she listed:
- "I hear the trash company is hiring."
- "I called out sick a couple of days just to avoid your son."
- "Rude, beligerent [sic], argumentative f**k."
- "Just as bad as his sibling. Don't you know how to raise kids?"
- "Asked too many questions and took too long to ask them. The bell means it's time to leave!"
- "Nowhere near as good as her sibling. Are you sure they're related?"
- "Shy isn't cute in 11th grade; it's annoying. Must learn to advocate for himself instead of having Mommy do it."
- "Too smart for her own good and refuses to play the school 'game' such that she'll never live up to her true potential here."
- "Am concerned that your kid is going to come in one day and open fire on the school. (Wish I was kidding.)"
Munroe concluded: "These comments, I think, would serve me well when filling out the cards. Only, I don't think parents want to hear these truths. Thus, the old addage [sic] ... if you don't have anything nice to say ... say 'cooperative in class.' "
OH SNAP. So here's why even though we're sorta sympathetic to Natalie Monroe, we totally feel like she needs a check up from the neck up. Because we're pretty sure she's validated every kid's fear that their teachers hate their jobs, hate their students and wish they'd just shut up and go away. And since she says stuff like that about her students, we'd rather she didn't teach our rotten kids because even though they can be monsters we'd freak the freak out if we ever heard a grown up talk about them like that. Oh, and she doesn't think she's done anything wrong:
A cleavage fight? Oh even yesser.So a mom goes into a high school in Bradenton, Florida and apparently is offended that another mother is wearing a shirt that may be flashing the girls a little too much. Innocent enough, right? I mean, we've all been to places where we see another mom wearing something that maybe should be left to college students [Ahem. Kate....] and maybe we even catch the eye of another mom and we share a silent Maude face together.
That's when Campanello allegedly pulled down her blouse and stated, "Oh, then I can." As if that wasn't enough, she then squeezed her breasts together, saying, "And then I can just do this."
Oh, and her husband was there when it happened. And the registrar, and an office assistant, and two other parents. She's now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and that she, 'intends to sue the school, sheriff, and jail for their mistreatment of her.'
Ummm, whuck? Let me get this straight. This mom went into a high school where her 17-year old son is currently matriculating and attempting to not be awkward nor embarrassed by basically everything in life - particularly his parents - and then picks a fight with another mom over exposing too much skin, which necessitates the police showing up, and then proves the validity of her argument by flashing her boobs?
And now she's suing them for PTSD? We imagine this is the exact lawsuit your son and soon-to-be ex-husband will be filing against you. Please let us put a Vegas-style bet on who we think is going to win. Lydia has her eyes on a new pair of yoga pants...
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